The victory at Southampton on Friday was huge in the context of Liverpool’s season. It keeps the pressure right on Manchester City.

They expect us to go away and the Reds are simply not going away.

Yes, it was scrappy. But you just can’t knock the enthusiasm of the players. Their spirit is magnificent, to do what they’ve done in the last month or so.

Belief plays such a part at this stage of the season. You have to believe you can do it, and keep going for it.

Teams know that Liverpool can wear them down now. They are never going to go away. They won’t settle for one point, they want three.

Jurgen Klopp’s side are desperate to win the race for the title, and they are ticking all the boxes right now.

And we still haven’t seen that quality, top performance we know they can deliver.


Liverpool are gaining a reputation as a team who plays to the very end and are always capable of netting a late winner.

They have become like the Reds team when I was playing or the Manchester United side in the 1990s and 2000s.

When games would go into Fergie time, opposing players would start to panic. The managers would make all sorts of changes and backs were against the wall, and then, notoriously, United would seem to get the winner.

Everyone knows Liverpool have that in their locker now. They can score late goals, and have done it more than anyone else in the Premier League this season.

That shows they have the mentality to do what it takes. And that leads to unrest in the opposing team.

When you play against Liverpool, you can’t drop off. You have to put in the effort, and mentally you have to be on top of everything because Liverpool are alive all the time.

If you get caught napping – and tiredness comes into it – then the Reds can take advantage of that. And they are.

Next up in the Premier League is Chelsea on Sunday. Tottenham Hotspur, for me, was the one game I thought would be toughest during the run-in.